Hidden Message

I have been fortunate to travel widely and my reactions to the places I have visited have had a strong influence on my art. In 2011 I visited Shanghai and the surrounding regions for the first time. I was struck by the differences between the new public face of China and the government control and restrictions that still thread through every aspect of life. The people I met form part of the new emerging ‘middle class’. They aspire to a western lifestyle but, for the most part, accept a level of censorship and dictatorship that would be unacceptable in the west.

The Hidden Message series combines Shanghai skyscrapers with a list of types of censorship. Sometimes in English, sometimes in Mandarin. Sometimes bold and legible, sometimes hidden.

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Hidden Messages Skyscrapers 262 x 31cm (£1120)

Hidden Messages Skyscrapers
262 x 31cm
(£1120)

Hidden Message 2 170 x 127cm (£1500)

Hidden Message 2
170 x 127cm
(£1500)

Hidden Message 3 170 x 127cm (£1500)

Hidden Message 3
170 x 127cm
(£1500)